Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Courtney Strimpler, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Heather Darcy Bhandari, Mixed Greens, Monica Herman, Steven Sergiovanni
If you are not familiar with Mixed Greens in the art world, it is much like it sounds – a mixed collection of vibrant and forward-thinking curators and directors who have come together, established a lasting artistic reputation with more radical roots, and who now forge ahead with a traditional New York gallery space.
MIXED GREENS GROUP PORTRAIT: In the back (L-R): Monica Herman and Courtney Strimple. In the front (L-R), Heather Darcy Bhandari and Steven Sergiovanni.
Setting out to document this Gallerist at Home spread with four distinct gallerists, homes, and art collections was tricky, but it is wonderful to see where their tastes and collecting practices overlap, shedding light on their collaborative processes. Focusing on exhibitions coordinator Courtney Strimple and directors Steve Sergiovanni, Heather Darcy Bhandari, and Monica Herman, I asked them to explore their two favorite interior spaces and works of art and to share the stories behind them. Enjoy this look into the more private collections and art inside the homes of the faces behind Mixed Greens. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Filed under: Gallerist at Home, Q&A | Tags: Cole Sternberg, David B. Smith, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Hong Seon Jang, Laura Ball
Denver’s burgeoning contemporary art scene is anchored by such galleries as David B. Smith Gallery. Representing artists like Laura Ball (NAP #61, #97), Hong Seon Jang, and Cole Sternberg, the gallery is at once contemporary and relevant—and growing with the times.
David Smith (center, in tie) at opening reception for Hong Seon Jang, Labyrinth, at David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, May 2012. Time-lapse photograph courtesy of Paul Winner.
In his home, as with most other “gallerists at home,” Smith’s passion and enthusiasm for the artists he represents professionally is clear. Pairing paintings with photography and sculpture, he has created a warm and inviting space that reflects his humor and personality as well. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Paul Kopeikin
The Kopeikin Gallery is nestled amidst Culver City’s galleries on La Cienega. Offering a fresh and reliable dose of art to Angelenos, the gallery is a favorite respite of mine, mostly because of its versatile yet dependable shows, such as “Looking at Mexico” and “Alejandro Cartegena” in 2012 (reviewed here) or another favorite artist “Amy Ross” (NAP #32, #50, #62, #74) in 2011.
Gallery façade, courtesy of Kopeikin Gallery.
At his home, gallery director and owner Paul Kopeikin has a similar approach and aesthetic when it comes to choosing the art he displays. But when it comes to the physical arrangement of the display, Kopeikin has more flexibility at home, often choosing a random pairing of photographs, or an entire salon-style wall in his kitchen. The look and feel is much like his gallery, refreshing and pleasurable to explore. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor (more…)
Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Gilman Contemporary, L'Anne Gilman
L’Anne Gilman, owner of Gilman Contemporary in Sun Valley, Idaho, has a really personal collection, focusing mainly on photography.
As Gilman explains, “Photography has been my personal passion for over 20 years.” She was first encouraged by her father, who inspired her to take photographs throughout her teenage and college years. After graduating from college, she moved to Sun Valley where she began her gallery work and where Gilman says she was lucky enough to work with an owner who also had a passion for photography. In her own words, this time period was when “I truly began to develop my own eye and move toward collecting photographs for my home.” - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
L’Anne Gilman (center) pictured with Gilman Contemporary directors Casey Hanrahan and Raine Kidder. Photo courtesy of Charles Kay, Jr.
Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Aurel Schmidt, Barry McGee, Basquiat, Chris Mendoza, Cleon Peterson, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Ellen C. Caldwell, Eric Beltz, Evan Hecox, Futura, Gallerist at Home, Greg Lamarche, Jose Parla, Joshua Liner Gallery, Kris Kuksi, Mark Dean Veca, Os Gemeos, Pema Rinzin, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, Tiffany Bozic, Tony Curanaj
Just four years ago, Joshua Liner Gallery opened its doors in New York’s Chelsea District. After Superstorm Sandy hit Chelsea’s gallery row particularly hard, I am pleased to report that owner and director Joshua Liner opened their current show Tiffany Bozic’s “Transformation” only a week behind schedule. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Tony Curanaj | Pop Art Icon, 2009, oil on canvas, Tiffany Bozic | Untitled, Os Gemeos “Untitled.” Photos courtesy of Christos Katsiaouni.
Filed under: Gallerist at Home, Interview | Tags: Alexander Gorlizki, Alice Neal, Anton Kern Gallery, Avery Lawrence, Barbara Probst, Celia Gerard, David Kramer, David Summers, Dawn Black, Edwina White, Elizabeth Huey, Ellen C. Caldwell, Frohawk Two Feathers, Gallerist at Home, Heiner Contemporary, IONA ROZEAL BROWN, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jeff Koons, Jonas Wood, KARA WALKER, Margaret Heiner, MARK BRADFORD, MICKALENE THOMAS, Nicolas Poussin, R. A. Miller, Satomi Shirai, Sikkema Jenkins, Skylar Fein, Theodore “Ted” Turner, TOMMY, Tony Feher, Walead Beshty, William Kentridge, William Powhida
Nestled in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, Margaret Heiner’s cozy gallery Heiner Contemporary, is quite perfect for a bustling college town, as it offers visitors young, fresh, and contemporary art.
Heiner has a keen eye for contemporary art, which at her home, serves as quite a compliment to her husband’s passion for Renaissance and Baroque art. Together, their home reflects their combined love and zeal for art, while also showcasing their different tastes and preferences. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Bedroom Grouping, featuring artists: Alexander Gorlizki, R. A. Miller, Edwina White, Skylar Fein, Tony Feher, Avery Lawrence, Dawn Black, Walead Beshty, David Kramer, iona rozeal brown, William Powhida, Theodore “Ted” Turner. Photo courtesy of Nicole Lanteri.
Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Carrie Schneider, Chicago, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Jason Middlebrook, monique meloche, Rashid Johnson, Rinus Van de Velde, Van de Velde, Wesley Kimler
Hip, stylish, and ever-tasteful, Monique Meloche (the founder, owner, and namesake of monique meloche gallery) and her husband live in a contemporary single family home in Ukranian Village, Chicago. After Meloche and her husband got married and moved into their home, they opened the gallery in that very residence in October of 2000 with an exhibition aptly called “Homewrecker” before opening to the public in 2001.
Rashid Johnson, Thug, 2000, neon and mahogany, 48 x 48 in. Image courtesy of artist and moniquemeloche; Photography by Heidi Norton.
Twelve years later, Meloche is still a tastemaker in the art world and gallery circuit. Meloche also founded Gallery Weekend Chicago, an annual fall art fair that runs from September 21-23rd this year. Having started the gallery in her home, Meloche is a perfect candidate for Gallerist at Home, as she is constantly testing and blurring the lines between personal and private — home and gallery. - Ellen C. Caldwell (more…)
Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Deb Klowden Mann, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, gallery km, Santa Monica
Deb Klowden Mann, the co-owner and director of gallery km in Santa Monica, is dedicated to developing her gallery’s program with an emphasis on LA artists who not only represent the present moment, but also stand the test of time. - Ellen Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Andres Guerrero, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Guerrero Gallery
Andres Guerrero, current director and owner of the Guerrero Gallery in the Mission District in San Francisco, and former director/founder of White Walls, is not your typical gallery director. Glancing at both the art in his gallery and at his home makes that clear.
Andres Guerrero in his SF home. Courtesy of Randy Dodson.
Both personal and personable, Guerrero chooses art that is unique, stylized, and very current. Recent shows have included Kevin E. Taylor’s decapitated animal surrealist oils, Erin M. Riley’s (NAP #81) hyper-sexualized hand woven wool tapestries, and Cleon Peterson’s sadistic “Brinksmen” – all of which vary drastically in look and subject, but share something of the same sympatico underpinnings. At the Guerrero Gallery, there is often a rebellious spirit, but there is always the artistic talent and aesthetic drive to back it.
When describing his home collection, Guerrero clearly shares a connection to art that is both personal and pronounced. Throughout the interview, his amiable and amicable relationship to art and the artistic process is clearly the driving force at both his home and gallery. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Filed under: Gallerist at Home | Tags: Culver City, Ellen C. Caldwell, Gallerist at Home, Walter Maciel, Walter Maciel Gallery
Walter Maciel, director and owner of the Walter Maciel Gallery in Culver City, began his career in 1992 after graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in Art History and Studio Art. After working as the director of two galleries in San Francisco, Maciel moved to Los Angeles and opened his own gallery in 2006. Showing art that is edgy, youthful, creative, and not always traditional, Maciel has cultivated a gallery that is both experimental and modern – and always fun to explore.
In Gallerist at Home, I like to examine home collections not only to hear the stories behind the works, but also to see the ways in which art-related careers impact personal collections and display processes. Maciel’s home collection is unique, thoughtful, humorous, and aesthetically pleasing, all at once. Though he speaks as if it is still developing, my favorite part of his private collection is the way in which he has grouped and curated his personal space – including one large salon-style wall, a humorous mash-up of items on his shelves, and one possibly-temporary larger than life piece of sculpture that peaks out playfully from a handful of his home portraits below. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor